Ken Starks and Larry Cafiero, organizers of the Lindependence 2008 installfests 06
This series of 9 segments features Lindependence 08 organizers Larry Cafiero and Ken Starks talking about what Lindependence 08 is. Namely, it is a series of installfests and demos held at the Felton Presbyterian Church. The purpose of these events is to persuade the entire town of 6,000 people in Felton to move over to Free Open Source Software. Ken and Larry acknowledge that this will be a tough job, but they talk about why they want to give it a try, and how far toward that goal they think they will go.
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This series of 9 segments was shot in the very beautiful Felton Presbyterian Church on highway 9 in lovely "downtown" Felton, California, a town with only 1 traffic light.
This series of 9 segments is part of the Twin Brothers Of Different Mother series, which is a joke about how these two men are very different, and yet collaborating closely to advance freedom in cyberspace. As this series shows, Ken Starks identifies himself as staunchly conservative, and Larry Cafiero identifies himself as intensely liberal. One of the fundamental themes of the Digital Tipping Point is that freedom in cyberspace is a such an important value that people of many languages, nations, and backbrounds who are otherwise foreign and maybe even otherwise antagonistic toward one another can and do come together to work for freedom in cyberspace. In short, Free Software builds bridges for peace, prosperity, and creativity around the world. This series of segments captures that phenomenon in the microcosm of the tiny town of Felton, California and the work of these two Twin Brothers Of Different Mothers.
Ken Starks blogs regularly under the pen name of helios.
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